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15 Apps for ’15

app [ap] noun, Computers, Informal. 1. an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices.

August 2015

Descriptions sourced from iTunes.

Bloomberg Business
Bloomberg Business
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung, Windows

Comprehensive access to global business and finance news, market data and portfolio tracking tools.  Featured and latest stories from award winning journalists on leading business topics in Markets, Industries, Technology, Politics, Luxury, Personal Finance, Opinion and many more. Keep up to speed on the latest news for the companies in your Watchlist and on key events affecting the markets such as the Debt Crisis, Elections, Federal Reserve, Technology, Earnings, etc. Get the latest market data personalized for your region including Equity Indexes, Futures, Bonds, Commodities and Currencies.  Additionally, customize the markets and securities that are most important to you for instant access.

Track, manage and analyze personal holdings with powerful performance charts, identify the leaders & laggers and comprehend movements by asset type, industry and location. Utilize additional charting analytical tools to better understand how companies and markets have performed by adding comparisons, moving averages trendlines, Bollinger Bands, relative strength and moving average convergence/divergence. Watch Bloomberg Television Live providing a comprehensive view of the business news, interviews with industry leaders and market movers and breaking news insights. Listen to insightful interviews and analysis from the smartest names in Finance, Business, Economics and Investment.

BarchartBarchart Trader
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

With streaming real-time quotes from dozens of exchanges, BarChart Trader’s clean and simple interface puts the trading data you need right at your fingertips.  If you already have a Barchart account, you can log in with your same username and password for access to realtime data and trading. If you do not already have a Barchart account, you can still use Trader, just log in as a guest. Access to delayed quote feeds, news and watchlists are always 100% free.

CNBCCNBC Business News & Finance
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Samsung, Windows

Fast, accurate and actionable business news, financial information, market data and breaking news alerts. Real-time stock market quotes and global market data throughout the day. CNBC live global business news coverage, exclusive video, company and executive profiles, earnings and key metrics. Includes 24-hour global coverage for stock market news, top business stories, analysis and expert opinions on the economy, personal finance, world markets, investment, technology, politics, energy, health care, and more. Critical breaking news alerts – Click on the red banner while in the app or adjust your device settings to accept alerts through the app.

Create customizable Watchlists and track your favorite company stocks in real-time with access to interactive charts and business news headlines. View pre-market and after-hours trading data, plus charts with customizable timeframes.

Commodity Trader ProCommodity Trader Pro
Price: $69.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Commodity Trader is a tool for investors, traders, and industrialists who take positions in the worldwide commodity futures markets in the segments including metals, energy, and agriculture. Based on a complex mathematical model, this tool provides trading signals for commodity futures contracts.

Featured Commodity Futures Contracts include: Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Palladium, Crude oil, Heating oil, Gasoline, Natural gas, Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Lean hogs, Live cattle, Cotton No.2, Cocoa, Coffee ‘C’, Sugar #11, Lumber.

How does it work? Commodity Trader examines historical data of selected commodities and constructs correlation/dispersion and volatility maps. A complex computerized mathematical model continuously checks prices and compares them to these maps by using various algorithms. If the price of a commodity future contract falls below its character map, it generates a buy signal. If on the other hand the price goes above its character map, the tool generates a sell signal. As these anomalies occur, trading and significant profit opportunities arise.

Commodity Trader is especially designed for: intermediate to advanced level traders who are familiar with the concepts of trading on margin, margin maintenance requirements, short-selling, and characteristics of momentum trading.

poweroneFinancial Calculator – powerOne
Price: $4.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

Powerful financial and business calculator includes algebraic, RPN input and over 400 free calculations. Create your own calculations, keep a history and share with others.

FuturesLiveFutures Live Quote and Watchlist, Intraday Chart
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

View the advanced quotes and charts of futures. Study high-resolution charts and analyze trends with abundant technical indicators, various chart types, and date ranges. Plus, a well-designed Watch-list lets you create multiple and customized watch-lists to organize, track, and research your picks; also enjoy CLOUD-SYNC Watch-list on multiple iOS devices and Passcode / Touch ID Protected app access ensures your sensitive financial information are safe. — All at your fingertips. Quick, fast, with rich content. Exchanges covered: NYSE, CME, NYMEX, COMEX, and CBOT.

Investors watch and trade futures continuously. Futures Live Quote and Watchlist is devoted to helping you watch and chart futures with ease. You can add multiple futures symbols to your watch-list at one time or simply enter a symbol in research. Not only can you quickly view advanced quotes like price, change, change %, bid, ask, volume, and a full-screen futures chart, but also perform detailed analysis by playing with multiple technical indicators, chart types and date ranges.

Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

While a library program might not leap to mind when discussing trading apps, the power and educational value of having tens of thousands of books at your fingertips is incredible.  If you want to learn about high-frequency or quantitative trading, beyond the cursory information typically available online, a good bet is to download a book on the subject. The app is available on both devices, but the interface on the iPad is superior. The app syncs your devices, so you can commute with a book on the iPhone and continue reading at home right where you left off with the iPad. If you can’t find the book you are looking for in the iBooks store, check out the Kindle app, which has fewer functions, but a wider selection. In addition to the books offered through the store, you can download pdfs to the app. This is particularly helpful when you want to catch up on a detailed white paper or the latest edition of Inside Advantage.

Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android

The app delivers real-time, streaming quotes for all financial instruments, including Stocks, ETFs, Bonds, Commodities, Forex, Indices, Futures, CFDs World currencies and crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and LiteCoin.  Real Time – live quotes for over 40,000 financial instruments, traded on over 70 global exchanges; live Charts – Track price movements for financial instruments. Build your own customized portfolio as a personal tracker to monitor your favorite financial instruments.

Market WatchMarketWatch
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

Stay connected with what’s happening in the stock markets and with the investing news and analysis you need. The MarketWatch app delivers market data and stock quotes alongside the latest business, finance and investing news and analysis, updated in real-time and automatically saved for offline viewing.  Create a customized watch list to track your stocks and see related MarketWatch stories. MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of stock markets for engaged investors. A leading innovator in business news, personal-finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data, its dedicated journalists generate hundreds of headlines, stories, videos and market briefs a day from bureaus in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Price: Free – Premium Membership
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

For millions of investors, is the first choice for independent investment research and insights. Now you can experience the best of their flagship website. This app gives investors access to comprehensive investment data covering stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and CEFs plus personalized portfolio tracking tools and the latest news and videos.  Users can create an account to build and monitor their portfolios and watchlists.

Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone,iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

Stay connected to PIMCO’s investment expertise and thought leadership wherever life takes you, with the new PIMCO app. Enjoy instant access to the most up-to-date market intelligence, economic perspectives and the thinking of world-renowned investment professionals around the globe.

Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

QuoTrek was first introduced as a wireless hand-held device offering streaming quotes and news back in 1983. The original QuoTrek was used by more than 50,000 traders and executives. QuoTrek is the only free app that provides market data as used by tens of thousands of users and professional traders worldwide to monitor all major U.S. and international markets. This app offers stock, futures and Forex quotes, market-moving news, charts, watch lists, portfolio monitors and more.  Receive free stocks/futures, Forex, market indices and all major instruments from U.S. and world markets. QuoTrek also offers data from the energy markets, including Natural Gas, Crude, Heating Oil, Unleaded, Propane, Brent  and more.

Get market-moving news from the U.S. and abroad, including top stories, economic news and more. Display news by category (includes PR Newswire and Business Wire news). Track trends with charts. Rotate the screen horizontally to change time periods and chart types and expand or contract the chart to show more or less history. Use this powerful tool to scan the markets automatically and immediately identify trading opportunities from top gainers, losers and volume leaders.

Customize up to 5 portfolios, each containing up to 40 symbols and receive detailed quotes.

Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

If you want to experience the power of Twitter, the best place to start is by getting the TweetDeck app. TweetDeck gives you an easy interface to view all of your friends’ tweets, your mentions, any searches you saved, and even integrates with Facebook for streaming updates. So how does it help you as a trader? By setting up searches on all the products you trade, you can view live streaming Twitter updates whenever any of those products are mentioned. For example, set up contemporaneous searches for “S&P”, “Emini”, “Eurodollar”, “oil futures” and very quickly you have access to real-time news for all these products. While there are many Twitter apps available, TweetDeck provides a great interface for scanning relevant news updates. TweetDeck is also available as a desktop app if you want to stay connected to Twitter on your PC.

vncVNC Viewer
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android

It’s from RealVNC®, the inventors of VNC remote access and control technology. With 20 years experience making the remote control experience as good as it gets. There’s no limit to the number of computers you can access, nor how long you can connect. VNC viewer supports the widest range of platforms in the business:

It’s free to use whether you’re connecting locally or over the Internet.

Yahoo! FinanceYahoo! Finance
Price: Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung

Follow the stocks you care about most and get personalized news and alerts. Access real-time information and investment updates to stay on top of the market. Create a stock watchlist to get real-time quotes and a personalized news stream. Find all the financial information you need with sleek, intuitive navigation. Go beyond stocks and track currencies, commodities and sync your portfolios across devices.

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